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Skilled Migrants and Families to be hit by huge fee increases

The Home Office have announced plans to increase fees for the family members of skilled migrants by nearly 40%.

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UK immigration system in chaos

The Home Office have been criticised for the rapid introduction of new rules without following due democratic process and accused of rushing the introduction of new rules without proper consideration and due diligence.

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High Court judges interim immigration cap to be illegal

Two senior judges have ruled that the temporary UK immigration limit imposed from 28 June on Tier 1 and Tier 2 skilled migrants from outside the European Union is unlawful because ministers sidestepped proper parliamentary approval when it was introduced.

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Immigration Cap loophole showing potential 50% increase

The interim immigration cap has seen the use of Intra-Company Transfers (ICTs) to bring non-EU workers to the UK surge.

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New Immigration Cap announced – is Britain open for business?

Theresa May announced the new immigration cap, to commence in April 2011, ignoring many of the Migration Advisory Committee’s key recommendations. The total Tier 1 and Tier 2 Visas that will be approved has been limited to 21,700 and does … Continue reading

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‘New’ Entrepreneur Visa to be introduced

Prime Minister David Cameron has said that Britain will introduce a new category of visa – Entrepreneur Visa – to encourage foreign nationals to the UK, although it was not made clear how this new “Entrepreneur Visa” would differ from … Continue reading

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Nearly one third of skilled workers not doing skilled work

The UK Border Agency has published a study that looks at the jobs being done by migrants who are in the UK under Tier 1 of the Points Based System.

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Immigration cap reached – no more Tier 1 visas until November

The Home Office have announced that the limit for Tier 1 General visas has been reached for October 2010 and that no more Tier 1 General visas will be issued until 1 November 2010.

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Immigration limit for Tier 1 (General) of the points-based system

From 19 July 2010, there are two important changes for migrants who are applying to Tier 1 (General) of the points-based system for the first time,

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